Massaman (Yellow) Curry with Chicken
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4
  • 1 T. coconut or olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, cut into ½ inch chunks
  • ½ large red pepper, cut into ½ inch chunks
  • 1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1½ c. butternut squash or sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and cubed (small cube)
  • 2 small chicken breasts sliced thinly, 1 inch long
  • 1 T. Massaman curry paste (or to taste for spiciness) I use Mae Ploy
  • 2 (8 oz) cans coconut milk
  • 1 T. fish sauce
  • 1 T. brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 medium lime
  • 1 c. dry roasted peanuts
  • Garnish: Thai Basil or Cilantro
  1. Place butternut squash and potatoes into covered microwave dish and microwave on high 5-7 minutes with a tablespoon of water
  2. add coconut or olive oil to large pot and heat up over medium-high heat
  3. Add red pepper and onion to pot along with chicken and saute in oil about 2-3 minutes
  4. Add curry paste and stir to coat about 1-2 minutes
  5. Add in coconut milk, fish sauce and brown sugar
  6. add in squash and potatoes
  7. Simmer (barely bubbling) 5 minutes
  8. Add in broccoli
  9. Simmer an additional 3-4 minutes until broccoli is tender but not mushy
  10. Squeeze lime over top and stir in
  11. Spoon over rice or quinoa and top with peanuts
  12. Garnish with Thai basil or cilantro
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